20 Most Recent Samsung PL 70 SL720 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


It appears the photos are stored on the internal memory in the camers and this us usually a small memory.
You most likely need to insert a large SD memory card in your camera say 8 to 16Gb or more depending upon your requirements..

Samsung PL 70 ... | Answered on Jun 06, 2016


The best way to transfer pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo management program such as Picasa.
Organize edit and share your photos

Samsung PL 70 ... | Answered on Nov 21, 2014


1) you must sure about if the charger is o.k , measure the output charge and compare witht the label attached, if the voltage label is NOT the same, the charger is faulty.
However clean with solvent spray for contacts, for dust, oxide, corrosion.
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Samsung PL 70 ... | Answered on Dec 20, 2013


You don't need a driver.


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Samsung PL 70 ... | Answered on Feb 24, 2013


The problem with mine was that the lens motor was somehow stuck. I gently pulled the lens out as I turned the camera on. It went back to normal afterward. Hope this helps

Samsung PL 70 ... | Answered on Dec 15, 2012


Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Samsung PL 70 ... | Answered on Jul 08, 2012


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera


This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart camera". Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.

The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many cameras, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.

A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.

Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.

The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:

Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.

Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.

Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.

Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.

Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).

Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.

Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.

Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Samsung PL 70 ... | Answered on Nov 11, 2011


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

Samsung PL 70 ... | Answered on May 20, 2011


1) Using new memory card. first connecting memory card to computer and format. and insert memory card to camera. making single shot. then connecting computer you see picture.
Memory card formating in camera may be not working computer or other device.

Samsung PL 70 ... | Answered on Mar 29, 2011


Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

Samsung PL 70 ... | Answered on Dec 17, 2010


remove the battery and insert it again ..and power it on ..this should get it back ..but if it freezes again when you put it in the view picture mode...save all pictures on the card ..and format the card in it ..by going to the main menu ..than look for storage ..and in there choose the memory card ..and in the options of it choose format ..
If this is too complicated..just insert the card into the computer's card reader...open the my computer folder..look for the removable storage device ....click right on it ..and choose format in the menu ..
when you format it ..choose quick ..and fat 32 ..and ok ..
after inserting the error should be gone ..but remember that this operation deletes all pictures on the card so ..first save all picture from it ..into computer ..
In the future do not use the camera's card for any other storage...or to insert on it pictures that wasn't took with this camera ..

Samsung PL 70 ... | Answered on Dec 03, 2010


SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.

Samsung PL 70 ... | Answered on Oct 21, 2010


That's a screen fault, needs replacing. As its new, I would take it back to the vendor and request a replacement under warranty.

Samsung PL 70 ... | Answered on Jul 22, 2010


Mine just did the same thing. It is frozen on and stopped working while I was trying to change the flash setting. Even the image of what I was pointing at is stuck on the screen. Mine is only about 3 months old. I tried holding down the power button and it did nothing. Taking the battery out and putting it back in worked. I hope this doesn't happen again!

Samsung PL 70 ... | Answered on Jul 11, 2010


mechnism of the lens is deffective,get it serviced.

Samsung PL 70 ... | Answered on Mar 30, 2010

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Samsung SL720 digital camera Manual(PDF)


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Here is a great tip explaining where you will be able to find and download an updated PDF version of this manual. This site will also provide you with a huge database of other product user manuals. Click HERE to find out exactly how to download the manual.

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Click HERE to navigate to Retrevo, where you will be able to download the manual.

Also feel free to visit Samsung's official website.

I really hope this can be of help. Please rate accordingly.

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on Mar 08, 2010 | Samsung PL 70 SL720 Digital Camera


And it wont. it needs serviced,

Samsung PL... | Answered on Jan 26, 2013

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